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Mobile Communications and Command Units 

Overview 

The state of Oklahoma has three Mobile Communications and Command Units, referred to as Command-1, Command-2 and Command-3.  All three Mobile Communications and Command Units are designed to handle large, multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional events.  Each unit is staffed with several team members. Team members represent multiple agencies and possess communications, electronics and computer operations experience and have been trained to use the sophisticated computer and communications equipment on the units. 

Command 1

Command-1

Command-1 is a tractor-trailer unit designed to function as a command and communications unit available to respond during local or statewide disasters.  It has the capability to bridge different city, county, tribal and/or state agency radio communications systems during a public safety event anywhere in the state.  Command-1 is owned and maintained by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  

Deployment Procedures:

Contact the Incident Resource Hotline at 1-(800)-800-2481. 

Command-2 at COMT Course 

Command-2

Command-2 is a Mobile Communications and Command Unit that is also available for statewide deployment during a public safety event.  The unit is based on a 2008 Ford F350 dual platform with a small camper-style attachment.  It provides rapidly deployable communications for on-site cross-band radio net integration for VHF/UHF/800 MHz, military and amateur radio.  It also provides on-site broadband Internet through and onboard satellite link, a satellite and cellular phone communications.  This unit can be operated on a standalone bases with its onboard generator, and due to its small platform and four-wheel drive capability it can be used almost anywhere. Command-2 is owned and maintained by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Deployment Procedures:

Contact the Incident Resource Hotline at 1-(800)-800-2481. 

Command 3

Command-3

Command-3 is owned and maintained by the Department of Agriculture and is available for deployment statewide during a public safety incident. This unit is a Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4WD pickup truck containing a large communications camper-style shell. Command-3 is equipped with multiple VHF, UHF and 800 MHz public safety radio systems, mobile repeaters, a mobile satellite communications system and telephone systems, among other capabilities. The design of Command-3 allows it to traverse rough terrain and operate in confined areas with a minimal amount of personnel. Command-3 was recently developed using funds from the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program. 

Deployment Procedures:

Deployment procedures are in development and will be posted soon. 

Last Update May 2012